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Depression hits home

Rachel Large, Staff Reporter May 22, 2014

Look at the kids in the room with you. See how they smile and laugh with the people they call friends. See how they talk a million miles an hour like nothing in the world can stop them. Now look a little...

When life slaps you in the face

Rachel Large, Staff Reporter March 31, 2014

Something has happened recently that is taking a toll on me and my mom’s sanity. For years, my mom has had a some type of mass appear on her neck just under her chin. Neither my family nor her thought...

Transformations for the better

Rachel Large, Staff Reporter March 5, 2014

Think about this for a second: you are shopping for your perfect prom dress with your mom and your sister. It’s early in the morning, just a half an hour after your dress shop of choice opens. Your mom...

Love is in the air

Rachel Large, Staff Reporter February 10, 2014

In honor of Valentine’s Day this Thursday, I’m going to talk about all of the love filling up my life. Well, to be honest, I don’t really feel the love much this year. In years past, I loved waiting...

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The best of YouTube

Rachel Large, Staff Reporter January 28, 2014

YouTube is a strange place filled with relentless cat videos and pointless nonsense that can have you watching for hours. You can be watching a video about ninjas, but in an hour you will be watching a...

A great opportunity for theatre enthusiasts

Rachel Large, Staff Reporter January 27, 2014

From Jan. 9-11, the theatre department took a trip to downtown St. Louis to participate in the Thespian State Conference at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. There, high school students who have have at least...

A new year and a new attitude

Rachel Large, Staff Reporter January 22, 2014

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while since I last posted on this blog, but since a new year means a new me, and I am going to be posting every Monday from now until the last day of school. On the...

The real meaning of Thanksgiving

Rachel Large November 18, 2013

Thanksgiving has always been a highly anticipated holiday in my family. The oven-roasted turkey, the homemade mashed potatoes, the stuffing that always seems to be gone before anything else, plus the...

The best cure for a struggling heart

Rachel Large November 6, 2013

Life has always been rough on me; a serious depression lingers under the makeshift mask I make for myself, thoughts of shame and humiliation feed the self-doubt that I can’t seem to shake. Nonchalant,...

Their love never goes away

Rachel Large October 7, 2013

Animals have been a necessity in people’s lives across the world, whether the animals are used for food or used for comfort and companionship. To me, animals were meant to be in this world to walk with...

Homecoming revelations

Rachel Large September 30, 2013

Homecoming is not necessarily what I would call a “priority” in my life. Honestly, I could care less if I went or not. None of my friends ever go, and I never have a date, so why would I go? All kinds...

Working for a good cause

Rachel Large September 23, 2013

Every third Saturday of the month at Calvary Church in St. Charles, a group of teenagers and a group leader go out and serve the community. About 10 to 12 people regularly show up, including me and my...

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